"Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up Heart and Soul"
I am one of those people who still loves reading books. I like to physically hold them in my hands. I was apart of a book club in high school...awe I remember those days. I like all genres of books - scifi, romantic, thriller, self-help, books on different cultures and even cooking. But around a certain time of the year I always want a certain genre. And being that we have entered the fall season...I'm all about the magical worlds, scifi, thrillers and suspense.
While in LA over the summer, I went into Barns n Nobles with one of my nieces(16yrs) to buy her a vinyl record ( we both appreciate them even in this digital age world). I was already thinking about new books for the fall season to read. There's nothing like cozying up with a book in the fall/winter with a hot beverage, comfy clothes, fall candles fragrances filling the room, a little snack and being enraptured into a whole new world.
So, here is my mini October Book Haul aka Fall Book Haul. I picked up a few goodies that I can't wait to start reading. Have you read any of these, or are you planning to soon? Let me know what you are planning to read this fall! Okay, enough, let me share with you my picks for my fall reading.
The Empire's Ghost by Isabelle Steiger
The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild.
But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession.
Magic of Blood and Sea: The Assassin's Curse; The Pirate's Wish
by Cassandra Rose Clarke
A pirate princess and a cursed assassin find their fates intertwined in this gorgeous and thrilling adventure. Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an ally pirate clan. She wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to a handsome and clueless man. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns that her fiancé’s clan has sent an assassin after her. And when this assassin, Naji, finally finds her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse—with a life-altering result. Now, Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work to complete three impossible tasks that will cure the curse.
$10 on amazon
I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it. Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?
Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned
down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten. Now she’s out
and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why. When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things
started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk
blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged.
photography by Hologram Productions